Q: I don't really do much on the internet, do I need to run Anti-Virus software on my computer?
A: Yes. Virus and malware threats are on the rise, causing more and more havoc and creating potential security risks. It is important to keep your usernames, passwords, and credit card information safe. We strongly recommend running a business grade anti-virus application on your network. Anti-Virus security is all about layers; running AV at your firewall level, desktop, and server level are all equally important. If something gets through one level, there is a backup still protecting you from complete disaster
Q: I need wireless access for customers and vendors that come into my building - do you have a way to do this securely?
A: Yes, "Guest" wireless access is becoming more and more popular as wireless technology is being more widely requested. Adding a wireless router to your network can allow your guest users secure access to the internet while keeping them from prying into your business network.
Q: My staff is abusing the internet, I can't keep them focused on work. They spend all day reading those social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace - what are companies doing to prevent this?
A: Adding a simple content filtering device to the network will allow you to block access to specific websites, block access to websites that fall into predetermined categories, or set up a list of websites that you want to allow your employee's access to and block all other access.
Q: What is Firewall?
A: Firewalls are used to protect your internal data network from unwanted guests on the internet. Advances in firewall protection methods have grown from simple NAT (Network Address Translation) to SPI (Statefull Packet Inspection) to DSPI (Deep Statefull Packet Inspection). You want to make sure you have an updated firewall that will keep your network safe and the bad guys out. Many small and medium businesses have firewalls built into their existing network router. If you are unsure that you have the newest firewall technology ask Tech Electronics IT Professional about our Sonicwall UTM Solutions.